Alex James Miniak Named P.A. Voice Of San Diego Padres
April 23, 2014 at 4:00 AM (PT)
ALEX JAMES MINIAK, a former FLORIDA and NEW HAMPSHIRE radio PD and host most recently the Public Address Announcer for minor league baseball's NEW HAMPSHIRE FISHER CATS, has won the competition to become the new P.A. announcer for the SAN DIEGO PADRES.
MINIAK, whose appointment was announced during SATURDAY's game at PETCO PARK, served as Brand Manager and afternoon host at SAGA Classic Rock WMLL and PD at CLEAR CHANNEL Classic Rock WGIR-F/MANCHESTER, NH, PD at CLEAR CHANNEL Rock WHEB/PORTSMOUTH, NH, and OM at CLEAR CHANNEL Rock WYNF and Talk WSRQ-A/SARASOTA.
MINIAK told MLB.COM, "It's quite an honor. When I entered, I thought it was a long shot just because of the number of entrants. Then, from the sample I heard, I saw it was a pretty deep field."
PADRES Chief Marketing Officer and SVP WAYNE PARTELLO said, "ALEX has the iconic voice that we were looking for and we're excited to welcome him to the PADRES family. This was not an easy decision. There was a tremendous pool of talent. The final three, especially, were all impressive. In the end, ALEX has the right voice to take us into the next era at PETCO PARK."
PADRES President/CEO MIKE DEE added, "We want to thank everyone who tried out for sharing their time and enthusiasm with us over the past few months. Our intent for the process was to offer a true casting call with the possibility of discovering talent in the least expected places. In finding ALEX, we accomplished that goal."